Analysis: After the EHRC: Labour must tackle anti-Zionist antisemitism

Keir Starmer’s response to last week’s report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission represents an important and major step forward in the challenge of rooting out the scourge of antisemitism from the Labour party. The findings of the EHRC’s investigation were both clear and conclusive. “Our investigation has identified serious failings in leadership and[…]

In Brief: Mystery surrounds death of top Fatah militant as Abbas orders crackdown

Mystery surrounds the death of a top commander of the armed wing of President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party who was killed on Saturday. Hatem Abu Rizek, a leading figure in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, died at the Balata refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Nablus. Abu Rizek is said to have been an ally[…]

In Brief: Gantz’s Blue and White party weighs leaving Netanyahu coalition

Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party are reportedly considering leaving Israel’s coalition government, a move that would trigger new elections. The centrist party came to an agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year after three inconclusive general elections in which it fought Likud to a virtual draw. Under the terms of the deal, Gantz is[…]

In Brief: Jerusalem court rules PA must pay family of victims of 2002 terror attack

The Palestinian Authority has been ordered by Jerusalem’s District Court to pay nearly £3m to the family of a couple who died in a 2002 terror attack. Tzipi and Gadi Shemesh (pictured) and their unborn twins were murdered in central Jerusalem’s King George Street in March 2002 when suicide bomber Muhammad Hashika activated his explosive[…]